5 Responses to “nature breeds diversity, not conformity”

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I’ll never forget the time PC tried to pass off one of the cleaning staff as a student in a brochure to prospective students. That was classic. You have to really be desperate to APPEAR diverse when you pull a stunt like that.

But I beg to differ(what else is new!). There are pockets of diversity even on the PC campus when you think about diversity as going beyond race. When you say ALL the students act, dress, look the same you may be talking about a majority, but you can’t say that’s true of the entire student body. But compared to the real world, you’re right, it’s a fancy brochure.

b.e. said in February 26th, 2009 at 10:26

Tom
I am surprised at you.
Looking for a reason behind students drinking sounds very much like an excuse from a member of the Administration.
It has been a while since I was there so i cant comment on the diversity currently, but i do remember the similarity in the backgrounds of many students when i was there. What struck me was the lack of diversifaction in sociological rather than ethnic terms – these maybe connected but i will let someone far smarter than i expand on that. This in my mind hindered the opportunity of indivduals being challenged; they were learning and socialising with people similar to those in High School, their backgrounds were simialr to room mates etc.

dannyglynn said in March 11th, 2009 at 10:24

Actually, that was the connection they made (boredom and drinking).

radicalteacher said in March 11th, 2009 at 13:19

hi tom! just discovered your blog, and i liked it! 🙂

it’s funny you say most PC students drink to not be so bored with the situation they’re in. something i realized when i was there, and i don’t know if you see this too is… have you noticed the students who don’t fit the pc norm (whether it’s their diverse background or the students who look for diversity on campus) are the ones who drink the least?

hope all is well!

beijos,
-poly.

polyana said in March 14th, 2009 at 17:07

Poly! i was following your blog and adventures in Brasil, as well, but some time ago i got closed out. . .just tried again and it still says that my invite has expired. i hope you are still enjoying life there and still learning. Please stay in touch and feel free to comment here anytime!

radicalteacher said in March 14th, 2009 at 17:19

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